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Nepali officials reportedly may require climbers hoping to scale Mount Everest to prove their physical fitness, following a year that saw at least 11 people die on the mountain

In the wake of a number of highly publicized fatalities on Mount Everest, the Nepal government reportedly may be preparing to overhaul the country’s climbing permit process. The BBC reportedWednesday that a panel of mountaineering experts and Nepali officials produced a proposal to block inexperienced climbers and unethical mountaineering operators […]
Nepali officials reportedly may require climbers hoping to scale Mount Everest to prove their physical fitness, following a year that saw at least 11 people die on the mountain
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The highest point in every US state

When it comes to elevation, the United States is a country of extremes. On one end of the spectrum, Alaska’s Denali is the highest mountain in North America, rising to more than 20,000 feet above sea level. On the other end, you have Florida’s Britton Hill, which tops out at […]
The highest point in every US state
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Watch how rope is made

Watch full episodes of the Science Channel Series “How It’s Made.” This is how rope is made. These ropes are made from thousands of nylon fibres that are finer than human hair, but stronger. To make rope, yarns wind around aluminium cylinders pulled by a turning spool down the line. […]
Watch how rope is made